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Have you noticed that there is nothing available in government schools about financial topics? Unless, just lately, the credit card companies are invited to come in? Have you noticed that even in business schools in university, seldom is there anything for entrepreneurs? Have you noticed that entrepreneurial education, offered by entrepreneurs is very expensive? And sometimes a little deceptive? At least hard to sort out? And certainly not available to poor children. Worse, the education and mentorship available to the poor is often of the poorest quality and even teaches them CONTRARY TO what a successful business would teach them. I sure have noticed this. Repeatedly.
This could be the answer to poverty! And so much more!
If education is not about work, what is it doing?
Enter Susan Maher. She broke the mold, in my opinion, by helping the most exclusive schools see that they could help students who, while extremely bright, were not at that point producing academics as well as expected. Some direct teaching in what I call study skills and just a little accommodation, and then we have these students shining. She has more vision. She want poor children to have access to practical, applicable business training so they can be entrepreneurs where they are.
And she has seen it work. In a project with others, a curriculum was created and taught. It works in poor areas in the US and in very poor countries. The same curriculum works in Puerto Rico and poor Chicago. It had immediate economic impact. Hear her explain how business or entrepreneurship can be taught easily and frugally to children who need it.
For more resources, see:
Dr. Maher’s packet with newspaper articles and a professional article from Baylor:
El Nuevo Dia Ent Thinking Baylor 2 Entrep Impact Entrp Thinking Baylor
Many books by Kiyosaki (many beyond Rich Dad, Poor Dad) https://www.alibris.com/booksearch?mtype=B&keyword=kiyosaki&hs.x=0&hs.y=0
Whatever Happened to Penny Candy
Bringing in the Sheaves From Poverty ..